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2012-2016 Kia Soul models recalled over fire risk
2012-2016 Kia Soul models recalled over fire risk

Hyundai and Kia last month widened a fire risk recall to include nearly 380,000 Kia Soul hatchbacks. In documents filed with the NHTSA Feb. 22 and released last week, Kia said that 378,967 2012 to 2016 Soul models with a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine are included in the recall. The NHTSA has been...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul First Drive
First drive: 2020 Kia Soul grooves into low-price rhythm

What do you see in the 2020 Kia Soul: practical commuter, spacious hatchback, or schtick with light-up speakers? The Soul catfished us all with its “all of the above” answer and low price. It very well may be an automotive Rorschach, just don’t connect the blobs and spot a...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul First Drive
2020 Kia Soul hatchback costs $18,485 to start; perky turbo costs $28,485

The new 2020 Kia Soul LX hatchback will cost $18,485, including $995 destination, when it goes on sale soon, the automaker announced Friday. That's $1,000 more than the outgoing base 2019 Soul, but the new model includes a more powerful 2.0-liter engine, 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, and...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul, 2018 LA Auto Show
2020 Kia Soul revealed: The box is back

The quirky 2020 Kia Soul crossover arrived with a new look at the 2018 LA Auto Show Wednesday. This time around, the battery-electric Soul EV gained a major update, too. Shoppers who adore the Soul's boxy looks won't be disappointed. The 2020 Soul retains the same toaster oven shape as its...Read More»

2018 Kia Soul
2018 Nissan Kicks vs. 2018 Kia Soul: Compare Cars

Just because that shiny subcompact crossover sitting in the showroom costs about half the average new car price doesn’t mean it has to be devoid of personality. Enter the 2018 Nissan Kicks and the 2018 Kia Soul, two takes on small cars with style and personality. The 2018 Soul, with its broad...Read More»

2016 Kia Soul
340,000 Kia Souls recalled for second time over steering issue

Owners of 2014 through 2016 model year Kia Souls may meet an unwanted notification in their mailbox next month. Kia will recall 342,381 Souls for the second time to rectify a steering issue fix. The brand says the previous fix may not have completely remedied the problem. Specifically, the affected...Read More»

2017 Kia Soul
2017 Kia Soul vs. 2017 Honda Fit: Compare Cars

The Kia Soul and Honda Fit are both boxy small cars with remarkable interior space. The Soul is a style-first urban warrior whose attraction lies in its practicality and cheeky character. The smaller Fit sits at the top of the economy car segment, with a supremely flexible interior and combined EPA...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
2017 Kia Soul vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars

Crossover SUV, or tall wagon—which suits you best? Both the Toyota RAV4 and Kia Soul offer great packaging and cargo versatility. But that's about where the similarities end. They might not be two you'd typically cross-shop, but they're both great alternatives to basic sedans for...Read More»

2016 Kia Soul
2014-2016 Kia Soul & Soul EV Recalled For Steering Problem: Over 256,000 Vehicles Affected

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 250,000 Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV vehicles from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may suffer from a steering problem that could dramatically increase the risk of...Read More»

2015 Kia Soul
2014-2015 Kia Soul & Soul EV Recalled To Replace Breakable Accelerator Pedal

Kia is recalling more than 200,000 Soul and Soul EV cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the gas/accelerator pedal on those vehicles can break, increasing the risk of an accident. ALSO SEE: Ford Focus vs Mazda 3: Compare Cars The...Read More»

2013 Kia Soul
2010-2013 Kia Soul Recalled To Fix Structural Flaw

Kia Motors America has issued a recall for select models of the Kia Soul. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a structural problem with the compact car could result in greater damage to vehicle occupants during collisions. ALSO SEE: 2016 Toyota Tacoma: First Look At...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Kia Soul Video Road Test

The Kia Soul wasn't supposed to be a hit, but the funky styling and driving hamsters clearly paid off. Today, the Soul is one of Kia's best sellers. For 2014 the Soul gets a major revamp, with better details and better gear. But has it gotten better from behind the wheel? The original Soul is a...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
Hyundai & Kia Cough Up $395 Million To Address Misstated MPGs

In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and Kia were staring down the barrel of some massively bad press. Consumers had complained so long and so loudly about real-world gas mileage compared to the two brands' fuel economy claims, the EPA decided to investigate. The findings landed Hyundai and Kia squarely on...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
2014 Kia Soul Earns NHTSA Five-Star Rating

The redesigned 2014 Kia Soul hatchback has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). The five-star rating is the highest highest-possible vehicle safety rating from the government. It is determined after severe testing procedures as part...Read More»

Kia Soul EV camouflaged prototype
Kia Soul Electric Car: More Details Emerge

Last month, we told you about the all-electric Kia Soul, which is set to arrive in the U.S. during the 2014 calendar year. At the time, that was about all we knew. We'd been given no details about the car's battery, range, pricing, on-sale date, or any other important stats. Now, however, Kia has...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
Electrified Kia Soul Arrives In 2014

If you like your cars small, boxy, and infested with CGI hamsters, the Kia Soul is right up your alley. But what if you also enjoy cars that are fully electric and emissions-free? As of next year, Kia will have you covered there, too, thanks to the upcoming Kia Soul EV. Kia promises that the new...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul Vs 2013 Kia Soul
2014 Kia Soul Vs. 2013 Kia Soul: Up-Close Impressions

The completely redesigned 2014 Kia Soul begins arriving at dealerships just a few weeks from now. And even if you've already read our first drive of the 2014 Soul from last month, you might wonder, after first seeing the 2014, if you should hold out for the new model or look for a deal on a 2013...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Kia Soul: First Drive

Once in a great while, a product can be just enough of an outlier to reach discerning, trend-conscious buyers new and old, yet not so different that it feels contrived, or paints you the fashion victim or odd duck. The Kia Soul has been that—the ‘mainstream alternative’ hit of the...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
2014 Kia Soul Priced From $15,495

When it arrives later this year, the new 2014 Kia Soul will sport something else designed to capture consumers: a low starting price of $14,700, not including a destination charge of $795. The Soul was new for 2009; Kia previewed the updated version at this year's New York Auto Show. The 2014...Read More»

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